NBA & ABA Career Playoff Leaders and Records for Steals Per Game

Active players are listed in bold.
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NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
Rank Player SPG
1. Baron Davis 2.28
2. Maurice Cheeks 2.22
3. Chris Paul 2.21
4. Rick Barry* 2.21
5. Mookie Blaylock 2.15
6. Walt Frazier* 2.13
7. Isiah Thomas* 2.11
8. Michael Jordan* 2.10
9. Allen Iverson* 2.07
10. Brian Taylor 2.06
11. Joe Caldwell 2.00
12. Rajon Rondo 1.96
13. Russell Westbrook 1.95
14. Sam Lacey 1.93
15. Clyde Drexler* 1.92
16. Jason Kidd 1.91
17. Scottie Pippen* 1.90
18. Magic Johnson* 1.88
19. Anfernee Hardaway 1.86
20. John Stockton* 1.86
21. Fat Lever 1.85
22. Fatty Taylor 1.84
23. Larry Bird* 1.80
24. LeBron James 1.80
25. Gus Williams 1.76
26. Norm Van Lier 1.74
27. Freddie Lewis 1.74
28. Paul George 1.72
29. Stephen Curry 1.71
30. Johnny Moore 1.71
31. Wendell Ladner 1.71
32. Don Buse 1.70
33. Kawhi Leonard 1.69
  Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.69
35. Mike Gale 1.67
36. Julius Erving* 1.66
37. Ron Boone 1.66
38. Don Chaney 1.65
39. Larry Hughes 1.63
40. James Harden 1.62
41. Bradley Beal 1.62
42. John Wall 1.61
43. Kerry Kittles 1.61
44. Hersey Hawkins 1.61
45. Doug Christie 1.60
46. Otis Birdsong 1.60
47. Jimmy Butler 1.58
48. Tim Hardaway 1.57
49. Charles Barkley* 1.57
50. Calvin Murphy* 1.55
51. Paul Pressey 1.55
  Draymond Green 1.55
53. Dwyane Wade 1.55
54. Doc Rivers 1.54
55. Metta World Peace 1.54
56. Darnell Valentine 1.54
57. Norm Nixon 1.53
58. Ben Wallace 1.53
59. Derek Harper 1.53
60. Kyrie Irving 1.50
61. Lionel Hollins 1.48
62. Butch Beard 1.48
63. Monta Ellis 1.47
64. Jimmy Jones 1.47
65. Nick Anderson 1.47
66. Charlie Ward 1.46
67. Cazzie Russell 1.45
68. Mike Conley 1.45
69. Kendall Gill 1.44
70. Jerry Sloan* 1.42
71. Trevor Ariza 1.41
72. George McGinnis* 1.41
  Kobe Bryant 1.41
74. Gar Heard 1.40
75. Gary Payton* 1.40
76. Bob Gross 1.40
  Connie Hawkins* 1.40
  Gail Goodrich* 1.40
  Andre Roberson 1.40
80. Andre Iguodala 1.39
81. Zelmo Beaty* 1.38
82. Dennis Johnson* 1.37
83. James Silas 1.37
84. Mark Price 1.36
85. Stephen Jackson 1.36
86. Robert Reid 1.34
87. Manu Ginobili 1.34
88. Karl Malone* 1.34
89. Nate McMillan 1.34
90. Billy Cunningham* 1.33
  Dan Majerle 1.33
  Jerome Kersey 1.33
  Marcus Smart 1.33
  Fred Carter 1.33
95. Rich Jones 1.32
96. Wesley Matthews 1.31
97. Eric Williams 1.31
98. Dominique Wilkins* 1.30
99. Eddie Jones 1.30
100. Kyle Lowry 1.29
101. Jim McMillian 1.29
102. Darrell Griffith 1.27
103. Otto Porter 1.27
104. Brian Winters 1.27
105. Ron Harper 1.26
106. Carmelo Anthony 1.26
107. Kevin Johnson 1.26
108. T.R. Dunn 1.25
  John Starks 1.25
110. Kevin Garnett 1.24
111. Jamaal Tinsley 1.24
112. James Worthy* 1.24
113. Avery Bradley 1.24
114. Charles Oakley 1.24
115. Byron Scott 1.23
116. Antoine Walker 1.23
117. David Robinson* 1.23
118. Tony Allen 1.22
119. DeMar DeRozan 1.22
120. Reggie Lewis 1.21
  Jeff Hornacek 1.21
122. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.21
123. Charlie Scott 1.21
124. Bob Dandridge 1.21
125. Michael Cooper 1.21
126. Phil Chenier 1.20
127. Darwin Cook 1.20
  Paul Pierce 1.20
  Dave Cowens* 1.20
130. Sleepy Floyd 1.19
131. Gilbert Arenas 1.19
132. Ted McClain 1.19
133. Mario Chalmers 1.19
134. Andrei Kirilenko 1.18
135. Latrell Sprewell 1.18
136. Blue Edwards 1.18
137. Shawn Marion 1.17
138. Kenny Anderson 1.17
139. John Lucas 1.16
140. Elvin Hayes* 1.14
141. Sidney Moncrief 1.14
142. Kevin Porter 1.14
143. Chris Webber 1.14
144. Avery Johnson 1.13
145. John Havlicek* 1.13
146. Robert Horry 1.13
147. Alvan Adams 1.13
  Walter Davis 1.13
149. David Wesley 1.13
150. Shawn Kemp 1.12
  Jo Jo White* 1.12
152. Caron Butler 1.12
153. Larry Kenon 1.12
154. Wil Jones 1.12
155. Charles Johnson 1.11
156. Raymond Felton 1.11
157. Anthony Peeler 1.11
158. Terry Porter 1.10
159. Dave Twardzik 1.10
160. Derrick Rose 1.10
161. Luol Deng 1.10
162. Ralph Simpson 1.09
163. Lucius Allen 1.08
164. Jason Richardson 1.08
165. George Lynch 1.08
166. Kenyon Martin 1.08
167. Aaron McKie 1.08
  Jerome Williams 1.08
169. Blake Griffin 1.08
170. Rod Strickland 1.08
171. Ray Williams 1.07
172. Haywoode Workman 1.07
173. Jared Dudley 1.07
174. Vince Carter 1.07
175. George Gervin* 1.06
176. Doug Collins 1.06
177. Tracy McGrady* 1.06
178. Bobby Jones 1.06
179. Deron Williams 1.06
180. Paul Millsap 1.06
181. Mike Bibby 1.06
182. Danny Green 1.05
183. Derek Fisher 1.05
184. Kevin Durant 1.05
185. George Hill 1.05
186. Bryon Russell 1.05
187. Sedale Threatt 1.04
188. Kirk Hinrich 1.04
  Chris Mullin* 1.04
190. Willie Wise 1.04
191. O.J. Mayo 1.04
192. Marques Johnson 1.04
193. Damian Lillard 1.03
194. Mack Calvin 1.03
195. Dirk Nowitzki 1.03
196. Ernie Grunfeld 1.02
197. Reggie Miller* 1.01
198. Chauncey Billups 1.01
  Josh Smith 1.01
200. Craig Ehlo 1.01
201. Horace Grant 1.01
202. Jae Crowder 1.00
  Happy Hairston 1.00
  Bob Love 1.00
  Ty Lawson 1.00
  Darrell Walker 1.00
  James Posey 1.00
  David Thompson* 1.00
  Oliver Taylor 1.00
  Mark Jackson 1.00
  Delonte West 1.00
  Kyle Macy 1.00
  Phil Smith 1.00
  Lonnie Shelton 1.00
  Josh Howard 1.00
  Patrick Beverley 1.00
  Clifford Robinson 1.00
  Clifford Ray 1.00
219. Tyrone Corbin 0.99
220. Tom Henderson 0.99
221. Rafer Alston 0.98
222. Danny Manning 0.98
223. Grant Long 0.98
224. J.R. Smith 0.97
225. Jeff Teague 0.97
226. Len Elmore 0.97
227. Vlade Divac 0.97
228. Joakim Noah 0.97
229. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 0.96
230. Larry Steele 0.96
231. Don Adams 0.96
232. Klay Thompson 0.96
233. Toni Kukoc 0.96
234. Ray Allen 0.96
235. Chet Walker* 0.96
236. Jack Sikma 0.95
237. Gerald Wilkins 0.95
238. Adrian Dantley* 0.95
239. Charles Dudley 0.94
  Matt Barnes 0.94
241. Jamal Mashburn 0.94
242. Darrell Armstrong 0.94
  Quinn Buckner 0.94
  Arvydas Sabonis* 0.94
245. Craig Hodges 0.94
246. Richard Hamilton 0.94
247. Oscar Robertson* 0.94
248. Ricky Sobers 0.93
249. Paul Westphal 0.93
250. Bob Lanier* 0.93

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player SPG
1. Baron Davis 2.28
2. Maurice Cheeks 2.22
3. Chris Paul 2.21
4. Rick Barry* 2.21
5. Mookie Blaylock 2.15
6. Walt Frazier* 2.13
7. Isiah Thomas* 2.11
8. Michael Jordan* 2.10
9. Allen Iverson* 2.07
10. Rajon Rondo 1.96
11. Russell Westbrook 1.95
12. Sam Lacey 1.93
13. Clyde Drexler* 1.92
14. Jason Kidd 1.91
15. Scottie Pippen* 1.90
16. Magic Johnson* 1.88
17. Anfernee Hardaway 1.86
18. John Stockton* 1.86
19. Fat Lever 1.85
20. Larry Bird* 1.80
21. LeBron James 1.80
22. Gus Williams 1.76
23. Norm Van Lier 1.74
24. Paul George 1.72
25. Stephen Curry 1.71
26. Johnny Moore 1.71
27. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.69
  Kawhi Leonard 1.69
29. Julius Erving* 1.67
30. Don Chaney 1.65
31. Larry Hughes 1.63
32. James Harden 1.62
33. Bradley Beal 1.62
34. John Wall 1.61
35. Kerry Kittles 1.61
36. Hersey Hawkins 1.61
37. Doug Christie 1.60
38. Otis Birdsong 1.60
39. Jimmy Butler 1.58
40. Tim Hardaway 1.57
41. Charles Barkley* 1.57
42. Calvin Murphy* 1.55
43. Draymond Green 1.55
  Paul Pressey 1.55
45. Dwyane Wade 1.55
46. Doc Rivers 1.54
47. Metta World Peace 1.54
48. Darnell Valentine 1.54
49. Norm Nixon 1.53
50. Ben Wallace 1.53
51. Derek Harper 1.53
52. Kyrie Irving 1.50
53. Lionel Hollins 1.48
54. Butch Beard 1.48
55. Monta Ellis 1.47
56. Nick Anderson 1.47
57. Charlie Ward 1.46
58. Cazzie Russell 1.45
59. Mike Conley 1.45
60. Kendall Gill 1.44
61. Jerry Sloan* 1.42
62. Trevor Ariza 1.41
63. Kobe Bryant 1.41
64. Gar Heard 1.40
65. Gary Payton* 1.40
66. Bob Gross 1.40
  Andre Roberson 1.40
  Gail Goodrich* 1.40
69. Andre Iguodala 1.39
70. Dennis Johnson* 1.37
71. Mark Price 1.36
72. Stephen Jackson 1.36
73. Robert Reid 1.34
74. Manu Ginobili 1.34
75. Karl Malone* 1.34
76. Nate McMillan 1.34
77. Jerome Kersey 1.33
  Dan Majerle 1.33
  Marcus Smart 1.33
  Fred Carter 1.33
81. Mike Gale 1.32
82. Wesley Matthews 1.31
83. Eric Williams 1.31
84. Dominique Wilkins* 1.30
85. Eddie Jones 1.30
86. Kyle Lowry 1.29
87. Jim McMillian 1.29
88. Darrell Griffith 1.27
89. Otto Porter 1.27
90. Brian Winters 1.27
91. Ron Harper 1.26
92. Carmelo Anthony 1.26
93. Kevin Johnson 1.26
94. T.R. Dunn 1.25
  John Starks 1.25
96. Kevin Garnett 1.24
97. Jamaal Tinsley 1.24
98. James Worthy* 1.24
99. Avery Bradley 1.24
100. Charles Oakley 1.24
101. Byron Scott 1.23
102. Antoine Walker 1.23
103. David Robinson* 1.23
104. Tony Allen 1.22
105. DeMar DeRozan 1.22
106. Reggie Lewis 1.21
  Jeff Hornacek 1.21
108. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.21
109. Charlie Scott 1.21
110. Bob Dandridge 1.21
111. Michael Cooper 1.21
112. George McGinnis* 1.21
113. Phil Chenier 1.20
114. Dave Twardzik 1.20
  Paul Pierce 1.20
  Darwin Cook 1.20
  Dave Cowens* 1.20
118. Sleepy Floyd 1.19
119. Gilbert Arenas 1.19
120. Mario Chalmers 1.19
121. James Silas 1.19
122. Andrei Kirilenko 1.18
123. Latrell Sprewell 1.18
124. Blue Edwards 1.18
125. Shawn Marion 1.17
126. George Gervin* 1.17
127. Kenny Anderson 1.17
128. John Lucas 1.16
129. Elvin Hayes* 1.14
130. Sidney Moncrief 1.14
131. Kevin Porter 1.14
132. Chris Webber 1.14
133. Avery Johnson 1.13
134. John Havlicek* 1.13
135. Robert Horry 1.13
136. Walter Davis 1.13
  Alvan Adams 1.13
138. David Wesley 1.13
139. Jo Jo White* 1.12
  Shawn Kemp 1.12
141. Caron Butler 1.12
142. Charles Johnson 1.11
143. Raymond Felton 1.11
144. Anthony Peeler 1.11
145. Terry Porter 1.10
146. Derrick Rose 1.10
147. Luol Deng 1.10
  Larry Kenon 1.10
149. Lucius Allen 1.08
150. Jason Richardson 1.08
151. George Lynch 1.08
152. Kenyon Martin 1.08
153. Jerome Williams 1.08
  Aaron McKie 1.08
155. Blake Griffin 1.08
156. Rod Strickland 1.08
157. Ray Williams 1.07
158. Haywoode Workman 1.07
159. Jared Dudley 1.07
160. Vince Carter 1.07
161. Doug Collins 1.06
162. Tracy McGrady* 1.06
163. Deron Williams 1.06
164. Paul Millsap 1.06
165. Mike Bibby 1.06
  Don Buse 1.06
167. Bobby Jones 1.06
168. Danny Green 1.05
169. Derek Fisher 1.05
170. Kevin Durant 1.05
171. George Hill 1.05
172. Bryon Russell 1.05
173. Sedale Threatt 1.04
174. Kirk Hinrich 1.04
  Chris Mullin* 1.04
176. O.J. Mayo 1.04
177. Marques Johnson 1.04
178. Damian Lillard 1.03
179. Dirk Nowitzki 1.03
180. Ernie Grunfeld 1.02
181. Reggie Miller* 1.01
182. Chauncey Billups 1.01
  Josh Smith 1.01
184. Craig Ehlo 1.01
185. Horace Grant 1.01
186. Delonte West 1.00
  Happy Hairston 1.00
  Patrick Beverley 1.00
  Jae Crowder 1.00
  Clifford Ray 1.00
  Mark Jackson 1.00
  Kyle Macy 1.00
  Phil Smith 1.00
  Josh Howard 1.00
  Ty Lawson 1.00
  Lonnie Shelton 1.00
  James Posey 1.00
  Darrell Walker 1.00
  Bob Love 1.00
  Clifford Robinson 1.00
201. Tyrone Corbin 0.99
202. Tom Henderson 0.99
203. Rafer Alston 0.98
204. Danny Manning 0.98
205. Grant Long 0.98
206. J.R. Smith 0.97
207. Jeff Teague 0.97
208. Vlade Divac 0.97
209. Joakim Noah 0.97
210. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 0.96
211. Larry Steele 0.96
212. Klay Thompson 0.96
213. Toni Kukoc 0.96
214. Ray Allen 0.96
215. Chet Walker* 0.96
216. Jack Sikma 0.95
217. Gerald Wilkins 0.95
218. Adrian Dantley* 0.95
219. Matt Barnes 0.94
  Charles Dudley 0.94
221. Jamal Mashburn 0.94
222. Quinn Buckner 0.94
  Arvydas Sabonis* 0.94
  Darrell Armstrong 0.94
225. Craig Hodges 0.94
226. Richard Hamilton 0.94
227. Oscar Robertson* 0.94
228. Ricky Sobers 0.93
229. Paul Westphal 0.93
230. Bob Lanier* 0.93
231. Thaddeus Young 0.93
232. Thabo Sefolosha 0.92
233. Bobby Phills 0.92
234. Ralph Sampson* 0.92
235. Allen Leavell 0.92
236. Lewis Lloyd 0.92
237. Nene Hilario 0.92
238. Jason Terry 0.92
239. Rickey Green 0.91
240. Johnny Davis 0.91
241. Stephon Marbury 0.91
242. Lou Williams 0.90
243. Chuck Hayes 0.90
244. Marc Gasol 0.90
245. Vernon Maxwell 0.90
246. Johnny Newman 0.90
  Grant Hill 0.90
248. Chris Ford 0.90
249. Bonzi Wells 0.90
250. DeMarre Carroll 0.89

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player SPG
1. Don Buse 2.34
2. Mike Gale 2.08
3. Brian Taylor 2.06
4. Fatty Taylor 1.94
5. Ron Boone 1.83
6. Freddie Lewis 1.74
7. Wendell Ladner 1.71
8. Ralph Simpson 1.65
9. Mack Calvin 1.65
10. Julius Erving* 1.62
  George McGinnis* 1.62
12. Ted McClain 1.52
13. Jimmy Jones 1.50
14. Willie Wise 1.39
15. Zelmo Beaty* 1.38
16. Rich Jones 1.32
17. Larry Kenon 1.15
18. Wil Jones 1.12
19. Louie Dampier* 1.09
20. Bobby Jones 1.08
21. Artis Gilmore* 1.00
  Oliver Taylor 1.00
23. Dan Issel* 0.92
  Jim Eakins 0.92
25. Dave Robisch 0.88
26. John Roche 0.86
27. Chuck Williams 0.81
28. Gerald Govan 0.79
29. George Gervin* 0.75
30. John Williamson 0.72
31. Bird Averitt 0.67
  Mel Daniels* 0.67
33. Kevin Joyce 0.65
34. Darnell Hillman 0.65
35. George Irvine 0.60
  Cincinnatus Powell 0.60
37. Gene Littles 0.58
38. Rick Mount 0.56
39. Ronald Thomas 0.55
40. Jimmy O'Brien 0.50
  Walter Simon 0.50
  Donnie Freeman 0.50
  Red Robbins 0.50
  Billy Paultz 0.50
  George Carter 0.50
46. Roger Brown* 0.48
47. Johnny Baum 0.45
48. Bill Keller 0.41
49. Tom Owens 0.38
50. Steve Jones 0.33
  Claude Terry 0.33
52. Byron Beck 0.31
53. Bob Warren 0.25
54. Bill Melchionni 0.24
55. Willard Sojourner 0.11
56. Bob Netolicky 0.00
  Goose Ligon 0.00
  Gene Moore 0.00
  John Beasley 0.00

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